The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (ICMP) is augmenting its commitment to “improving the student learning environment and providing opportunities for graduate employability” by forming a partnership with Tileyard Studios based in Kings Cross, Central London. The deal will provide ICMP students with an opportunity to study in and engage with the ever-expanding roster of industry professionals now working out of the media hub.
Tileyard Studios is now the largest professional music community in the UK, with more than 70 state-of-the-art music studios and 100 businesses that provide a home to a wide spectrum of companies working in music, film, television, fashion and creative new-tech sectors. Artists and companies at Tileyard include Mark Ronson, Tynchy Stryder, Dru Masters, The Prodigy, John Newman, Lily Allen, Guy Sigsworth, Notting Hill Music, Marathon Artists, Spitfire Audio.
Harry Leckstein, managing director, Tileyard Education, says: “Tileyard Studios, and our new company Tileyard Education, are committed to developing the highest quality music and creative industry training, harnessing our world-leading professional skills base, community and networks. We are delighted to welcome the ICMP to Tileyard, marking the first of several major new education partnerships and programmes to be announced.”
Paul Kirkham, chief executive at ICMP, adds: “We are really excited to announce this partnership with Tileyard Studios. It will provide ICMP with access to fantastic new education facilities at Tileyard Studios for teaching and learning, as well as establishing our provision at the heart of the global music industry. Our goal has always been to provide ICMP students with the tools, knowledge and experience to enable them to build on their talent and creativity and make successful and rewarding careers.
“In the first stage, ICMP will have access to teaching and learning facilities, recording studios and live rooms as well as three writing/mixing rooms to allow our students to work collectively on music creation and production and harness their skills in a studio environment. Students will also have access to technology suites for interactive teaching, plus a wide range of support, mentoring and networking opportunities.
Final year degree students and post graduate students will be the first students to benefit from this incredible opportunity (subject to approval). Tileyard facilities will become available to these students in phases starting in September.
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